The Class B state semifinals lacrosse game between Garden City and Yorktown at Hofstra University on Wednesday night was never a close one.
The Trojans took a big lead into the half and the Huskers were never able to put up a fight as Garden City took the game by a final of 14-4.
The Trojans began their offensive onslaught late in the first quarter as junior attacker Justin Guterding scored a goal with 2:34 left and followed by a goal from Liam Kennedy with 11 seconds to go in the quarter.
Up 3-1 after the first quarter, the Trojans scored seven unanswered goals to take a dominant 10-3 lead into halftime. This included a tear of three goals in a matter of 22 seconds off the sticks of Guterding and senior midfielder Mark Ellis.
Down 6-1, the Huskers were finally able to get their offense going with back-to-back goals by senior attacker Conor Gately to bring the score to 7-3. However, the Trojans tacked on three more goals to end the half and continued their momentum into the third quarter.
"I thought we had an outstanding game defensively and we did really great with our face-offs tonight," Garden City head coach Steve Finnell said. "Devin Dwyer also had a great game with seven assists."
The Trojan offense was relentless with leading goal-scorer Guterding netting four goals and senior midfielder Patric Berkery scoring three. Ellis and up-and-coming sophomore Cody George each scored two.
Garden City will play Irondequoit in the state championship game at Middletown High School on Saturday at 4 p.m.